Access to Aerodromes (Incidents).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Norman Hulbert Sir Norman Hulbert , Stockport

asked the Secretary of State for Air the result of the court of inquiry into the theft of the Magister aircraft by two escaped German prisoners last month; and what disciplinary action has been taken against those responsible?

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Peter Garwood
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 3:01 pm (Report this annotation)

One of these was escapees was Haupt Harry Wappler who was brought down at Newport on 13th SEPT 1940 by a ballon from 966 squadron, he was the only survivor of the Heinkel and his 3 crewmen died. Two civilans Malcom age 17 and Myrtle Phillips age 14 of 32 Stow Park Avenue were killed when his aircraft landed on a house they were asleep in.

Peter Garwood
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 3:28 pm (Report this annotation)

One of these was escapees was Haupt Harry Wappler who was brought down at Newport on 13th SEPT 1940 by a ballon from 966 squadron, he was the only survivor of the Heinkel and his 3 crewmen died. Two civilans Malcom age 17 and Myrtle Phillips age 14 of 32 Stow Park Avenue were killed when his aircraft landed on a house they were asleep in. On 24th NOV 1941 he escaped and with another German stole a Miles Magister but was unable to have enough fuel to get across the coast.